Cornbread by Patti

posted by Patti 04-27-99 6:39 AM

Prep: 10 min, Cook: 25 min.

3 tbsp vegetable shortening, oil or drippings
1 cup (150 g) yellow cornmeal
1 cup (130 g) all purpose flour
1-1/2 tbsp sugar, (optional)
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt, (optional)
240 ml milk
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 220C/425F.

Place vegetable shortening in 25 cm ovenproof skillet, or 20 cm square baking pan.

Heat in oven 3 minutes, tilting skillet to coat bottom evenly.

Meanwhile, combine dry ingredients. Stir milk and egg until blended. Stir in melted shortening and mix thoroughly.

Pour batter into hot skillet. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

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